BG Check and medical status and its meaning post-AOR

Generally, your application will follow the below path after the submission.

An important note:- This is the trend which is happening with most of the applicants. It may or may not match with your application process flow and timeline. The actual clarity of application status can be retrieved via GCMS notes only. 

“Mass BG status change on 27th Feb”

  1. BG Check: Not Applicable (NA1)
  2. Medical passed – (MEP)
  3. BG Check In Progress (IP1) – R10 check is done here.
  4. BG Check: Not Applicable (NA2) – Eligibility check is done here. 
  5. BG Check: In Progress (IP2) – 
  6. BG Check: Not Applicable (NA3) – Sometimes this doesn’t come
  7. PPR: Passport Request
  8. CoPR: Confirmation of Permanent Residence

So it is in below order

AOR – NA1 – MEP – IP1 – NA2 – IP2 – NA3 – PPR – CoPR

AOR: This is a letter you will get within 24 hours after submission of your PR application.

NA1: “Not applicable“. This will be your BG status message as soon as you submit and get AOR.  Typically, this will be status till the time you get your medical passed status.

MEP: “You passed the medical exam“. This will generally happen after approx 25-30 days after your AOR. For PNP applicants it can take more time generally.

IP1:  This will happen one or two days after your medical. Sometimes on the same day itself. BG status message in this stage will be “Your application is in progress. We will send you a message when we start your background check.”. CIC agents will do R10, criminality checks during this stage. Once they feel everything is good then they will change it to NA. These things will happen at CIO Office (Centralized Intake Office).

NA2: “Not applicable“. This will signify that IP1 is completed. Sometimes IP1 will take few hours and if we have not checked our account during the time it was in IP1, it won’t be possible to know that we are in NA1 or NA2. Our file will be transferred to CPC (Case Processing Center) where agents will do eligibility assessments. If they feel everything is okay, then they will provide their recommendation to Visa Officer and same time they will initiate Security Checks.

IP2: BG status message in this stage will be “We are processing your background check. we will send you a message if we need more information.“. Visa Officer starts reviewing or after reviewing all agents recommendations. PPR mail will be triggered if the applicant paid RPRF up front. PPR mails these days are taking 7-20 days after you are in IP2 stage.  These things will be done at CPC office.

Generally messages will be like below in IP2 status:

status

NA3: “Not applicable“. This will signify that IP2 is completed. This status is not visible in many cases and direct PPR request is placed from IP2.

PPR: Passport Request. You will get an email for that and you may not get an update in your CIC account for this.

ADR: Sometimes an additional document is requested in IP1 or IP2 stage. An email, as well as message in your CIC account, will be sent.

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573 thoughts on “BG Check and medical status and its meaning post-AOR

  1. My application submitted 26th Jan 2017, My ecas status changed to decision made on 1st March 2018 and my GC account information read as follows:
    Application status We are processing your application. We will send you a message when there is an update or if we need more information from you.
    Review of eligibility We are reviewing whether you meet the eligibility requirements
    Review of medical results You passed the medical exam.
    Review of additional documents We need additional documents to process your application. We will send you a letter or email with details.
    Interview You do not need an interview. We will send you a message if this changes.
    Biometrics We do not need your fingerprints. We will send you a message if this changes.
    Background check We are processing your background check. We will send you a message if we need more information.
    Final decision Your application is in progress. We will send you a message once the final decision has been made.
    what does it mean? we haven’t received any email about any additional documents. The webform query reply said our RPRF fee is pending but we had paid it in March 2017 we have the receipt of payment.
    we are already passed our processing time of 12 months. anyone please help?

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  2. Dear All,

    Need your urgent help and advice about a critical matter. CIC has sent me the PR counterfoil attached passport but have not keyed in my address and in the process Canada post has returned it to CIC( as per Canada post version) . The signature i could see was of a person named N.COUND but has no other details. I have already submitted a webform and wrote a mail to CPC-CTD-Ottawa@cic.gc.ca 2 days back but haven’t got reply.
    Now it has got 3 passports(Mine/Spouse/Son) along with the COPR letter and I have no clue where it is exactly as Canada post is only saying that its been delivered back to CIC since the destination address was not given.
    Could you please advice what I will do in this scenario as I need to travel outside Canada in a month’s time..
    Will need your urgent advice.

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      1. Yes the basic elementary thing of calling up and sending a mail are done already. Anyways the call center is of not much help since they don’t have much record. I got my PPR request within flat 30 days time from the date of application submission being an CEC Inland applicant.

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    1. I can understand your situation Suvadeep, As part from reaching out to immigration help centre. I would suggest, please reachout to immigration consultants to get appropriate suggestion in regards. In addition, The Law Society Of Upper Canada has set of qualified lawyer panel, who would provide the professional suggestion at free of cost in person or on phone call. Please follow the link for further details https://lsrs.lsuc.on.ca/lsrs/

      I hope this should help you to some extent and try your luck.

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  3. Hi I am in IP2 stage since 27th February and it is been over a month haven’t received PPR. You mentioned it takes 7-21 days max. What could be the reason for the delay? It it normal?

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  4. It has been 6 weeks since i am on ip2. The status changed on 24th of February. Still waiting for the PPR. Any ideas as to what could have caused this much delay??

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  5. Hi to all , I applied for PR on 29th May 2017(from India), also got PNP as was in Canada for 3 yrs so my crs was 1024 when the read. was 426, its been 10 months now me and my wife are waiting for PPR. The last time our IP2 change was March 7 . I am still waiting with u guys. So i think as i am reading the comments here, it make more than 2months coz there are lots of applications r submitted and they have very limited staff here in india. Lets Hope for the best.

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  6. I filed my PR application on Nov-17,2017 and passed medicals in Dec-2017. Paid RPRF on 20-FEB-2018. Now my status is just like how it showed in IP2 as above. It has been close to two months, but no PPR received. What could be the reason? and How I can resolve this? can I contact CIC regarding this?

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    1. No PPR request till today (13-May-2018), paid my RPRF on 20-FEB-2018. Any one like me in this thread? Please comment about your status! Anyone contacted NDVO or CIC regarding late processing of PPR?

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  7. I received the ITA on 14 March. My score was 459.
    I submitted the documents(including PCC, Work Contacts, Letter of References, Travel History, Medical exam receipts, Proof of Funds, Travel History, WES, IELTS, etc) on 4 April through the online system and paid the fee online(i believe this is called e-APR). I got the Acknowledgement of Notice(AoR) notice on the same day itself after few minutes

    My query is with regards to the IELTS Score. The validity of my current IELTS score is until 30 April 2018.
    Do I need to give IELTS exam all over again?

    Appreciate your feedback thank you.

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    1. Hi Rehan , I`m exactly in your same situation. Recieved my ITA on 23rd March. My IELTS expires on Apr 30 as well. AOR is on 9th March. From what I have read in all the Forums & CIC website , the score should be valid at the time of ePR. , which in our case is fine as we have done the filing before 30th Apr. Good luck mate.

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      1. Hi Rehan, I had some forum members told me that if you have received AoR your application has been received. I tried to get more details and the if your status shows like this e.g. https://ibb.co/gEfs47 then as per the forum members you are in IP2 stage(the review of your IELTS and respective done) and once this is processed you will be asked to submit your passports.

        Did you hear anything different ?

        Disclaimer… It is just what I heard and I am not authority on this subject….

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      2. Hi Machismo, I spoke to the CIC agent yesterday and specifically asked the question about IELTS inquiry, they told me as long as your IELTS score was valid at the time of submission of your complete application in the system, then it does not matter whether the score expires or not.

        I hope this clarifies your concern… and you can relax

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  8. Hi everyone
    A very strange thing happened in my case
    My consultant was about to pay RPRF (980$ ) for me and my spouse
    But the attached email from NDVO has written to pay RPRF FOR YOU. Does this mean only PA or includes spouse also?
    Did anyone experienced this ?
    Please share your views 😦
    Regards
    Gary

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  9. Hi
    I have a question related to letter of content of RPRF .

    I received an email from NDVO saying Pay the Right to permanent residence fees FOR YOU .
    As in my case i am the prime applicant and my wife is dependent
    Can you please help me in explaining that ?

    Thanks
    Kind Regards
    Gary

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    1. CIC agent told me yesterday, that application processing time varies person to person and they normally make a decision within 6 months(normally)…

      This is just my honest opinion…

      Movement of cases depending on applicants- stream, documentation they submitted, travel history etc.
      If they have e.g. have an extensive travel history and to certain regions which maybe high on the authorities radar, it will surely take a lot more time for background and security checks…

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    2. No PPR yet. What NDVO doing? Any one here applying from India and paid their RPRF in FEB2018 got their PPR?? Please provide your inputs.

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      1. I am a PNP candidate. It is highly frustrating with having 3 months notice period to my current company and no PPR yet from NDVO ( my medicals samples given in Sep-2017 and passed in Dec-2017). What about your status?

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    1. This is just an assumption. Movement of cases depending on applicants- stream, documentation they submitted, travel history etc.

      If they have e.g. have an extensive travel history and to certain regions which maybe high on the authorities radar, it will surely take a lot more time for background and security checks…

      Again this just my opinion.

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  10. Hi Rehan khan,
    My application is in ip2 stage since March 18th and I fall into family sponsorship program. Cic has mailed me that they will contact me in may or June. Will it be ppr request or another other.

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    1. You may not like my reply, but I learnt from a colleague of mine here in the office, he is a Canadian citizen. He is sponsoring his wife’s PR, she is back home in India. He mentioned that whole process took him around 10 months i.e. from the submission to receiving the PPR request for his wife.
      He said he applied for it last year.

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      1. Yes you are right NDVO are very slow :(…,quite paining
        Are you pnp candidate or FSW?
        When is your medical getting expired?

        Regards
        Gary

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  11. Hi Gray,
    I am into ip2 stage from almost 2 months. My medical is going to expire on sep 19th 2018. Can u help me understand when will I get ppr.

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    1. Hi zong
      I have been in ip2 since Feb 27th , but what I have heard from ppl who are getting PPR is that visa office have to reply before.medical expires.(in many cases )
      Else you can send an.email to cic asking your visa office and your updated status or GCMS notes can be helpful
      Regards
      Gary

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      1. Hi Gary,
        Thanks for the quick response. On jan 14 I got a mail from NDVO saying that they will contact me in may or June. Wondering will it be for ppr or something else.

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      2. Good, at least you have a response from NDVO. May I know, did you contact NDVO for which they replied like this? When you paid your RPRF? Did you completed 6 month time frame fromAOR?

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      3. Hi Zong
        I hope NDVO gives you a good news in next few days of May
        Best of Luck
        Whats your timeline ?
        Regards
        Garu

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  12. Hey guys
    I have recieved an email from my agent which shows the updated status as :
    Review of eligibility:we are reviewing whether you meet the eligibility requirement s
    Medical :you passed the medical exam
    Additional documents :not applicable
    Background check :we are processing your background check
    Final decision:your application is in progress

    Can someone know which stage I am ?
    Does the final decision stays remain same even after PPR is recieved ?
    Kind regards
    Gary

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      1. I called up CIC few days ago, they said my BGC is ongoing. I paid RPRF upfront with my application starting first week of Apr’18

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  13. Hi Rams,
    July 11 2017 is when my application received by cic. RPRF is paid upfront. I have not contacted ndvo. They contacted me when my application got forwarded to Delhi from Canada. Then after 4 months of it, which was in Jan 14 2018 they told me that they will be ready to communicate with me in may or June. My application went into ip2 stage on 18 March.

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    1. So as I see your timeline, if all the docs are in order they will contact you hopefully with PPR news around May/June time frame, which they mentioned. it takes around 10-12 month of processing spousal PR applications as i understand from my work mates here.

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      1. Hi Folks,
        Is there a difference in time-line if anyone applies while staying in US?
        Best Regards!

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      1. Ok .. because from last week i heard that there are lots of applicant got ppr who applied in july so ???
        If u got then update it .

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      2. Oh! Thanks for updtate. I filed our PR application on in Nov-2017. passed medical in Dec2017, RPRF paid upon request in FEB-2018. after that no update. Waiting for PPR. If July applicatants getting PPR now means, it may take further for my turns. It is so frustrating, the said time was 6 months. But they are taking far more than that. 😕

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    1. R u applied for spousal pr??from where u applied from canada or india ????and when ur file came to new delhi (mentioned date)

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    2. R u applied for spousal pr??from where u applied from canada or india ????and when ur file came to new delhi (mentioned date)

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  14. Hi Beena Petal,
    Yes I have applied for spousal pr. I have applied from India(Hyderabad). My wife is a my sponsor. My application got forwarded to Delhi on jan 16th 2018. Application received by cic was July 11th 2017( as per GCKEY). Medical passed on sep 19th 2017, PR fees paid upfront. I got a mail from NDVO on 16th jan saying that they have received my application n they will start working on my application in next 2 months and they said that they will be ready to communicated me in may’18or June’18.

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    1. Good…
      Your good news is on the way……
      Because as per my knowledge ndvo started to clear july month’s application.

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  15. Hi Beena Patel,
    I just got the a new message in my gckey. It’s invitation to pre arrival services that I can opt for free. Hope I am near getting the golden mail(ppr).

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      1. Hi Zong. Congrats. When did you apply? When you paid RPRF? Did you pay upfront or upon request? What is your local visa office? New Delhi?
        Sorry for asking many questions, but I am very frustrated waiting. I paid my RPRF upon CIC request on 20-FEB-2018. My AOR was on 17-NOV-2018 and medical school passed in DEC-2017. My local visa office is New Delhi.

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  16. hi,every one
    I am in Ethiopia as a refugee.i applied Canadian immigration visa and i passed my interview followed by my medical examination on28-09-2017 and still my application is in process.When i emailed the Embassy it say your file still under active review.So i need your comments for the reason of delaying my application.

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  17. Hi Rams,
    I paid upfront my pr fees. Yes New Delhi was my VISA OFFICE. My AOR Was July 11 2017 and medical passed on 19th sept 2017. Was in ip2 stage from 18 April 2018. Got pre arrival request on 30th may 2018. Got PPR request on 4th june’18.
    PlZz let me know if u need more info.

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    1. Thanks for info. Congrats once again. I don’t know when we will get PPR. I have sent an update request to NDVO office regarding my application status update as it already crossed 6 months timeline. It seems their normal response time is 15 calendar days. Hoping for the best.

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  18. Hi all,
    I’m new to this forum.
    My timeline – ITA 10th Jan’18, AOR 10th Feb’18, Med passed 21st Feb’18. And waiting for RPRF request, is anyone on the same boat?
    It is almost 4 months now. Frustrated !

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    1. Hi,
      Just relax dude, your application just started to move. Let you application falls into background check(ip2). After that your application will be in ip2 stage for 2 months. Then pre arrival then ppr. Have patience. All the best.

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  19. I believe my application is in IP2 the status changed on May 23rd and Background check said – we are processing your background check. we will send you a message if this changes.
    And on May31st i was requested to pay RPRF as i didnt pay upfront.
    later on June 1st when i checked my profile
    the line for Review of Additional Documents changed to – Not applicable.

    Just wanted some information regarding the last change what does that imply.
    Any feedback would be much appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    1. Hi, your application is in ip2 stage, it will take minimum 2 months from may 23rd. If every things is good then u will get pre arrival email from cic. After that in a week or two you will get PPR. This is what happened in my case. All the best and have patience. Sooner or later you will get what u want. Minimum processing time for family sponsorship is 11months.

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    2. Hi
      I had the same situation when i paid RPRF on request from New Delhi visa office .
      Additional Document : Not Applicable means no other documents is required from CIC , case is almost approved , wait for PPR . `it can come anytime soon
      I am too waiting for it . whats your AOR ? are you FSW-O or PNP?

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  20. Hi everyone
    anyone here who is FSW-O , Visa Office : New Delhi and 6 months processing time is near completion , still hasn’t received PPR?
    Please reply. Any way to contact New Delhi Visa Office?? except webform

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  21. Hey everyone
    I am an inland paper based applicant I got my AINP approval and applied for my residency on June 26 2017, Got my AOR in August 21,2017 still have not gotten my medical request but my background check is in process just wandering if there is anyone with the same timeline and is BC done before MR?

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  22. Hi Everyone,

    I got my AOR on 5/15/2017
    All my documents including medical was submitted on the same day.
    MEP status on 6/4/2017 ( 20 days from AOR )
    I am currently in IP1

    How long is the best scenario that an IP1 changes to IP2?

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    1. Sorry for the confusions : all dates below should be in 2018.

      I got my AOR on 5/15/2018
      All my documents including medical was submitted on the same day.
      MEP status on 6/4/2018 ( 20 days from AOR )
      I am currently in IP1

      How long is the best scenario that an IP1 changes to IP2?

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  23. I have done my medical on Sept 17. In my GCkey it still show my BG is not started yet. Is this possible to get PPR before expire my medical

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